"Let's not WASTE the planet!" – Join a series of youth meetings for activists living in France, Poland or Germany

10.03.2022  |  Call for applications

A networking and learning opportunity for young people committed to environmental protection and sustainability: join “Let’s not WASTE the planet!” to unite efforts with others, get empowered and build your skills!

In three meetings between May 2022 and April 2023, we will get to know each other and exchange our experiences fighting for climate justice, sustainability and environmental protection. Together, we will gain new knowledge about socio-ecological challenges in our regions, make hands-on experiences in workshops (e.g. permaculture garden or wood workshop) and raise our voices in creative ways. Questions of waste reduction and the overuse of resources will be of special attention, embedded in broader socio-ecological contexts. Critical exchange with other activists and change-makers will be part of every module and there will be an opportunity for networking with participants from the first edition.

Who can participate
The programme is suitable for young adults (aged between 18 and 26) with some experience of activism or commitment for socio-ecological matters (e.g. Fridays for Future, environmental organisations), but it can also be an encouraging starting point for motivated newcomers. So whether you are already active or have been thinking about getting (more) active – “Let’s not WASTE the planet!” might be a perfect occasion for getting encouragement and mutual empowerment.

Language
The working languages will be French, German and Polish. Knowledge of these languages and elementary English skills will be helpful, but are not required in order to participate, as our team will facilitate the communication.

Time and place
Part I: 04.-10.05.2022 – Krzyżowa (Lower Silesia region), Poland
Part II: 19.-25.09.2022 – Finsterbergen (Thuringia region), Germany
Part III: 24.-30.04.2023 – Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur region, France

Participation fee
The project is financed by the Erasmus+ Programme of the European Union and by the Franco-German Youth Office. Thanks to this support, travel costs within the allowances of the Erasmus+ guidelines will be reimbursed. A participation fee of 60 EUR for participants living in France or Germany and 150 PLN for participants living in Poland applies (covering the whole cycle).

Note on the COVID-19 pandemic
In the context of the current pandemic, any unforeseen developments might lead to modifications of the program, the dates or the places of our meetings. We are keen on offering you an exchange on-site with adequate hygiene and safety measures. However, we will of course adapt our concept in order to achieve a safe and healthy experience for our participants and our team!

Financial support
Franco-German Youth Office (DFJW) in the framework of "Der Planet in deinen Händen"
Erasmus+ Programme of the European Union 

How to participate
Please apply by filling out the pre-inscription form on framaforms. Participants will be chosen according to their motivation and in order to create a group as diverse as possible in all regards. Priority will be given to those who are able to participate in all three parts of the project.

If you have any questions, please contact us by e-mail:
Agata Mazurkiewicz (PL): a.mazurkiewicz@fer.org.pl
Johannes Huth (DE): huth@kreisau.de
Marcel Saur (FR): marcel.saur@ccfa-nice.fr

Download the call for participants in a PDF file

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